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  • University of Florida College of Medicine
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Gainesville
Overall Experience

How did the interview impress you?

Neutral

What was the stress level of the interview?

3 out of 10

How you think you did?

9 out of 10

How do you rank this school among ALL other schools?

7 out of 10

Questions

How long was the interview?

60+ minutes

Where did the interview take place?

At the school

How many people interviewed you?

2

What was the style of the interview?

One-on-one

What type of interview was it?

Open file

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Describe yourself to me as if I were your long lost brother." Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 2)?

"Why medicine? Why doctor? Why UF? Why not PhD?" Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 3)?

"Whats the #1 killer of americans? What was thought to be the #1, but turned out to be a miscalculation?" Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Describe yourself outside of your med school app." Report Response

What was the most difficult question?

"What is the most difficult ethical situation you can imagine for physicians?" Report Response

How did you prepare for the interview?

"SDN, read file, talked with students/host." Report Response

What impressed you positively?

"Enthusiasm and overall happiness of the students. Free coffee for students and student-run store." Report Response

What impressed you negatively?

"Students didnt want to provide any of the weakness about the school, which every school has. I am familiar with two of the top med schools in the country and can easily name weaknesses with both - so I wondered if they weren't telling us something. Also didnt like how the classes had to raise alot of money for their graduation (a seperate ceromony than regular graduation), I would figure the school would cover that and the class would make a donation or something at the end. Just my personal thought on it." Report Response

What did you wish you had known ahead of time?

"Most airlines fly into Gainsville using smaller airplanes, which have smaller overhead compartments. Even if you are packing light, you may have to check your bag in." Report Response

What are your general comments?

"Like everyone else has said, Denise and Robyn are amazing and very friendly. Everyone tries to put you at ease. For most of the interviewees, it was the first interview we were going to, so some tension remained, but because you sit through a couple of presentations, a tour, and lunch before the interviews start some of the jitters go away. They try to pair you with interviewers that match to your application. I had one PhD and one MD, both of whom asked very good questions. Know your current events and your application's strengths and weaknesses. It seems to me that if they invite you to interview, you have passed their biggest academic criteria, so you want to sell yourself on the positives. Two tours, two interviews and then a wrap up session. I feel that one of the tours could have been eliminated in favor of an hour to just relax for a bit - they have you doing things the entire day. Everyone talks about the board scores too much I feel. Overall, a good experience and I think a great school to attend. I recommend staying with a student host." Report Response

Tour and Travel

Who was the tour given by?

Student

How did the tourguide seem?

Enthusiastic

How do you rank the facilities?

7 out of 10

What is your in-state status?

In state

What was your total time spent traveling?

4-6 hours

What was your primary mode of travel?

Airplane

About how much did you spend on room, food, and travel?

$301-$400

Where did you stay?

With students at the school

How would you rate the hotel?

9 out of 10

Would you recommend the hotel?

yes

General Info

On what date did the interview take place?

09/30/2005

How do you rank this school among other schools to which you've applied?

7 out of 10

What is your ranking of this school's location?

5 out of 10

What is your ranking of this area's cultural life?

5 out of 10

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